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Jerry's Cafe

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Mexican, American
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406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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Jerry's was a great find. Located on historical Rt. 66. The waitress was friendly, fast service and the food delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Willa J
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Went there because of the good reviews. The place is small and busy and off the beaten path which is usually a good sign. I ordered a cheese enchilada, chilli rellano rice and beans. The enchilada was good. The rice was ok kinda tasted like it was from a box or something, and it wasn't hot, just warm. The chilli... More 

Thank Drew M
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Jerry's was a great find. Located on historical Rt. 66. The waitress was friendly, fast service and the food delicious.

Thank Willa J
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Jerry's is a little hole in the wall in downtown Gallup: very busy lunch crowd, mostly local. The chili rellenos were very good, as was the beef burrito. Excellent red and green chili. In good Gallup tradition, folks wander in selling jewelry, which was a little weird at first, but just part of the experience. We enjoyed it very much!

Thank MissNannie
Jefferson, Texas
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Wonderful Mexican food at a cafe named Jerry's? You bet, and it's rated #2. Great service and comfortable surroundings. Don't miss this one.

Thank Azwebguy
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very clean; nice local decor with numerous southwestern prints and photos on the walls. The restaurant was well staffed and all were very friendly and efficient. At 1:30 on a Friday there was only one table available; definitely popular with the locals. We were seated quickly and drinks were offered immediately. Mexican/Southwestern/American choices on the menu. Our order was quickly... More 

Thank SoCalLaurie
St. George, Utah
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I stopped because the sign looked like it just might be a local secret. Boy was I right!! the food is tex-mex style with amazing chili verde sauce. The sampler plate I ordered (Taco, tostada, tamale, and enchilada) came out piping hot. The busboy was such a comedian and friendly. The place was packed, so we knew we were in... More 

Thank Nelmikey
Silver City, New Mexico
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This was a return visit after many years. Nothing has changed. The same good food, fast service, attentive waiters. For a real taste of Gallup this is where to find it.

Thank Donna S
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We had 4 very good plates, but the potato with toppings and smothered (red or green) was different and great treat. I'm guessing all the food is tasty. Friendly folks. Fast and attentive service. Authentic Mexican dishes. An ideal place.

Thank Terri4824
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This place was nice. The staff was great and we felt very welcome. The menu is vast and varied. The food was good and hearty. I loved the sopapillas and enjoyed them with honey that was at the table.

Thank NationsMan
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Jerry's is the place you want to go to when in Gallup, NM. It's a small cafe with awesome food! it appears to be a local's restaurant. Chicken Fried steak was suberb and the enchiladas are equally delicious. The wait staff is friendly and very attentive. We will be back to Jerry's!.

Thank DoriLei

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Gallup
  • Phone Number: 505-722-6775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?